Flashcards in Basic#15 Deck (13):
Commodore Matthew Perry
Hired by Franklin Pierce to expand across the Pacific to Japan to take over for US.
Series of debates in the 1858 Illonois senatorial campaign during which Douglas and Lincoln staked out their differing opinion on the issue of slavery.
- It was a very democratic event because of freedom of speech.
-Democrats vs. Republicans
-Slavery vs. Anti- slavery
-Thousands come to listen and put their own input.
A renaissance writer who experimented with unrhymed and "off-rhyme" verse.
An african american writer, speaker, and abolitionist who spoke against slavery.
- renaissance writer
-narrative of the Life of Fedrick Douglass (1845) talked about brutal life of being a slave.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The daughter of a reforming clergyman and married a congregational minister who was an active abolitionist.
- wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin (1851)
- brought the issue of slavery into light
- Lincoln said to her, " So your the little women who wrote the book that made this great war!
Fugitive Slave Act
Part of the Compromise of 1850 yhat required the authorities in North to assist southern slave catchers and return runaway slaves to their owners.
- Favored southern slave owners
- It was defied by northern abolitionist
Violence between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas territory after the passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854.
A man who believed that the discontent felt by the slaves were....
Name given to the anti- immigrant party formed from the wreckage of the Whig Party and some disaffected Northern Democrats in 1854
Pro-slavery draft written in 1854 by Kansas territorial delegates; it was rejected by two governors, supported by President Buchanan and decisively beaten by Congress.
Sumner Brooks Affair
Senator Charles Sumner of Massachests delivered a two day speech against slavery. He specifically targeted Sen Andrew P. butler of S. Carolina. A few days after congress preston......
Panic of 1857
Banking crises that caused a credit crunch in the north; it was less severe in the south, where high cotton prices spurred a quick recovery.
- buisness failures & shutdowns
- affected more of northern exports
- south helped to recover